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When I Yawn My Neck Cramps
Probable muscles: There are probably muscle spasms. The question is why do the muscles cramp? This can be related to your breathing, head posture, jaw joint or chewing efficiency, airway space, sleep disturbances, etc. I would check with you physician or dentist to see if the answer to why the muscles cramp is discovered. Then you will know what and how to treat. ...Read more
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
Yawn cramp: Can be normal or low blood K. ...Read more
My neck bloats when I talk, and my neck is cramps when I yawn or when I move my head down. Any suggestions on how to cure?
Need exam: Please see an ear/nose/throat specialist for examination and rx. ...Read more
Been getting a sharp pain and sometime a cramp in my neck when I yawn or open my mouth wide what could cause this?
Dr. Kim, I am a 51 y/o m average health with mild hypertension and elevated A1C. Recently I have been experiencing severe neck cramps when yawning, primarily left side proximal to jugular vein. My concern is circulatory as cramps can be caused by poor O2.
Issues: Both items indicate that you need to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
I just yawned and my jaw/throat area got a cramp. It hurt really bad for about 10 seconds and felt like someone was sticking a needle in my jaw-throat area! Why did this happen?
When I yawn, cough, or open my mouth I get a cramp on the right side of my throat. What could this be?
Try heat: Then stretching then ice.Get a more detailed answer ›
You may have some spine injury or lesion.
Consult a spine surgeon. ...Read more
Where are the cramps: I would like to know where you are cramping while yawning. If you do so in your jaw, it may be that you have some problems with temporomandibular joint (known as tmj). You may have inflammation there or it may be pushed out of place if you are yawning way too widely. I'd appreciate more detail, so I could help you better. ...Read more
Heat, stretches.: Heat (can microwave some rice in a sock for a cheap heat pack), and gentle stretching. Massage also helps. Also, make sure you stay hydrated and watch your posture. Having a poor posture especially while sitting or working on a computer can predispose you to neck pain. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Any other symptoms?: Best to see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
A Pain in the Neck: Stretching, stretching and more stretching. Regular stretching is essential to help relax and condition the muscles of the neck since they are under constant tension, especially if you sleep in a bad position. Ensure proper support in the cervical curvature with a properly positioned pillow or support while sleeping. Heat, massage and trigger point injections may also help in severe cases. ...Read more
Masseter: The massatter muscle your jawGet a more detailed answer ›
What does it mean when I get what feels like a charlie horse in the back of my neck sometimes when I yawn?
I had widespread pain in the back last month. Dr.Told me it's fibromayalgia. Now I just have cramps in neck &shoulders. Could this be fibromayalgia?
Inversion table: Try inversion table to stretch and relax spine. Take orally intenzyme or wobenzyme if no relief in 2 weeks see a doctor. ...Read more
When I yawn, as best I can describe it is that it feels like I have a charlie horse in my neck. It hardly happens at all but wonder what could be.?
Cramps.: It could be muscle cramps in the small muscle of your neck. ...Read more
What should I do to get relief of my muscles pain &cramps in neck &shoulders. Please help I am so desperate. I can't bear pain day& night. Give me help.?
Hmmm...: First order of business is to go see your primary care doctor and get checked up; your symptoms can be from a myriad of different causes and should be further evaluated. Massage therapy; a hot shower, or an anti-inflammatory may be appropriate depending upon the etiology of your symptoms...Which is why pinpointing the cause is so important. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
When I yawn and sometime happens even when I don't yawn it feels like I have a charlie horse in my neck just for a little bit. Is this a sign of bloc?
Yawn: You are probably having spasm in your facial muscles. This is not likely related to a blockage in a vessel. ...Read more
Last thursday I fainted from overworking out in the gym. SInce then I've been having back of the head and neck cramps along with slight loss of balanc?
Fainting=see doctor: Anytime someone faint when working out it can be a sign of something seriously wrong. You need to see your physician to have this evaluated. After falling it is not uncommon to get neck and head pain. The dizziness that you have also be related to the fall. All of the symptoms make this something you should see your doctor about soon. ...Read more
I keep yawning and when I do I pull something under my neck that makes me tear up. Any suggestions?
Reflex tearing: Could be misdirected neural connections.Get a more detailed answer ›
For the past 2 or 3 days, my neck suffers a very small pain whenever I yawn. What could be causing this?
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